Ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal discharged from UK hospital
Skripal’s daughter left hospital in April.
Hundreds of designer bags, jewelry, cash, seized from ex-Malaysia PM
Stories of lavish spending by Najib’s family have long been a sore point for Malaysians.
Denuclearise or risk overthrow, Trump warns North Korea’s Kim
Trump contradicts his aide who said North Korea will follow Libyan model of denuclearisation.
WHO convenes emergency meeting as Ebola spreads in Congo
So far 23 people have reportedly died from the disease in the country
Trump congratulates Americans on Mueller probe’s anniversary
The president has several times called for the shutdown of the probe, describing it as a waste of millions of dollars of public fund
German newspaper fires cartoonist for ‘anti-Semitic’ Netanyahu sketch
The cartoonist, Dieter Hanitzsch, has been with the liberal paper for years
Britain offers $100m loan to Zimbabwe, first in over 2 decades
The loan will be for up to three years and can be used for capital expenditure or working capital.
Burundians vote in controversial referendum on presidential term limits
Three international broadcasters, including the BBC, have been banned.
Congo Health Ministry warns of ‘new phase’ in Ebola outbreak
A case of the deadly virus was detected for the first time in the northwest city of Mbandaka.
Kenya President signs controversial social media bill into law
Critics say the law could criminalise free speech.
Guatemala opens embassy in Jerusalem, two days after U.S. move
Guatemalan president attends the event.
North Korea threatens to derail historic summit with South Korea, Trump
The denuclearisation summit is planned for next month, but North Korea now says its terms appear “one-sided”.
Collapsed bridge kills 16, injures others in India
Twenty-seven people died in a similar collapse of a flyover being built in Kolkata in April 2016.
Russian opposition leader jailed for 30 days over protest
Navalny initiated protests against President Vladimir Putin on May 5
Ramadan: German Catholic bishops call for respect of Islam
“As the faithful, we should work for humanity to see itself as a family of God’s creation”.
South Africa to implement national minimum wage in spite of opposition – Minister
Trade unions have lambasted the NMW which they label as “slavery wage.”
Blind Zimbabwean sues electoral body over ballot papers
The blind voter is asking the court to compel the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to provide ballot papers in Braille
Palestinians rally in Gaza for funeral of scores killed by Israeli troops
Israel says it is only protecting its borders.
Malaysia’s PM says he’ll stay in office for one to two years only
Mahathir Mohamad was sworn in as prime minister on Thursday.
UN urges calm as over 50 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces
“The Secretary-General is profoundly alarmed by the sharp escalation of violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.”